Idaho Republican Party Steals Constitution Party Platform?

From Capitol Hill Blue via TPID:

Joined by tea party members, Ron Paul disciples and old-guard conservatives, Beck strode into the three-day confab in Idaho Falls amid a swelling national tide of frustration with Washington, D.C., magnified by Idaho’s already rightist tilt. When it was over, a majority of the 500 delegates had transformed their platform with a spasm of anti-fed outrage — and anger at Republicans who Beck thinks have strayed from the fold.

Over three days, they crafted a platform that urges Idaho to seize federal land, recommends ending popular elections of U.S. senators and sings the praises of gold and silver — an inflation hedge to U.S. Federal Reserve-issued greenbacks. . . .

Lucas Baumbach, a 31-year-old Tea Party Boise member who wants to dump the federal income tax, was ecstatic about the convention outcome. “Who knew that we’d get a 17th Amendment (repeal) plank in the platform?” Baumbach said. “We’ve sort of taken the platform of the Constitution Party away from them.”

4 thoughts on “Idaho Republican Party Steals Constitution Party Platform?

  1. Gary Odom

    Idaho Republican Party Steals Constitution Party Platform?

    Let them keep it. I’m sure we have more than one copy.

    “Who knew that we’d get a 17th Amendment (repeal) plank in the platform?” Baumbach said. “We’ve sort of taken the platform of the Constitution Party away from them.

    Well, some (a minority, maybe) of us in the Constitution Party have never been so keen in telling voters that “hey, we don’t want you to be able to vote for your senator–we want your corrupt Governor or corrupt legislature to make that choice.” Blago would love this. The PA legislature where nearly everyone other than Sam Rohrer is under indictment would probably be ll for repealing the 17th. If the GOP wants it that badly, I for one say they can have it.

  2. Red Phillips

    Gary, I think the CA AIP has historically opposed repealing the 17th amendment base I suspect on historical reasons that may reflect its more populist origins. I know William Shearer (sp?) was against repeal. But I suspect a lot of CP members think repealing the 17th amendment would be a good idea. I suspect Howard Phillips supports repeal, but that is just a hunch.

  3. Trent Hill

    Most CPers support repeal outside of the oldschool AIPers. Almost all of the Ron Paul people do too.

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